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Recessed Lights No More

For a while now I’ve been thinking very seriously about this whole not using recessed can lighting in kitchens and baths. Some designers utilize it with more frequency. I’d like to attempt it but the right opportunity hasn’t presented itself yet.

Here’s a little exercise–go in to your kitchen, if you have recessed lighting in the ceiling, imagine they are all small flushmount fixtures.

It is in the numbers and the scale but the trickiest part I think is getting all of those smaller fixtures to make sense with pendants over an island. Things could get busy in a hurry.

Have you put any consideration in to this course of action?
light Gambrel
Really simple enameled base with a retro bulb,
light edison bulb
light robin bell kitchen
pendant heavy in a beautiful white kitchen,
light pendants2
Food 52 apartment kitchen reno on a budget,
light food 52
light CA ranch
light galley
light bilhuber
light scheerer bath
light pendants
light o'brien
light mark sikes
light this is 40 set
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2 Responses
  • Betsy
    July 16, 2014

    Love the collection of examples you’ve amassed. I’d have never given this much thought otherwise, but I think you are onto something.

    We have flush mounts in our our old ugly 1950s ranchalow kitchen that I’ve often thought about replacing with pendants.

    I’m really not a fan of recessed can lighting up in the ceiling and I think I legitimately hate track lighting, so I’m all over this opportunity to make a sweet design statement with lovely light fixtures.

  • Tiffaney J Williams
    July 16, 2014

    Can lighting is terrible! I love the idea of being able to do something pretty with them. Great examples.

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